Worcester’s premier college-preparatory co-ed day school serving students from Central MA and MetroWest, Pre-K–Grade 12
Bancroft Summer Programs

Specialty Camps


On-The-Go

Bancroft campers are on the go!  Join us as we venture out on day trips around Southern New England and take experiential learning to the next level! We will also take time to make new friends and enjoy summer vacation as we go to water parks and play miniature golf. Locations are subject to change due to weather or if we think of even better ideas!

 

On-The-Go Jr.

Grades 3-5
On-The-Go Jr. holds new adventures each day specifically designed with elementary-age campers in mind. Day trip possibilities include the CT Science Center, Springfield Museums, Kimball Farm, Ecotarium, and painting pottery and Breezy Acres Waterslides.
Dates: Week 2 (June 17-21)
Full-Day: 9:00AM- 4:00PM
Cost: $450
Minimum: 10 students


On-the-Go: Science

Grades 5-8
On-The-Go: Science holds new adventures each day specifically designed with science fanatics in mind. Day trip possibilities include the CT Science Center, Mystic Aquarium, Roger Williams Zoo, MIT Museum, and Canobie Lake Park.
Dates: Week 3 (June 24-28)
Full-Day: 9:00AM- 4:00PM
Cost: $450
Minimum: 10 students

On-The-Go Adventure Seekers

Grades 5-8
On-The-Go Adventure Seekers holds new adventures each day specifically designed with active campers in mind. Day trip possibilities include Brownstone Park, Six Flags, Kimball Farms, The Hall and 5 Wits.
Dates: Week 9 (Aug 5-9)
Full-Day: 9:00AM- 4:00PM
Cost: $450
Minimum: 10 students

 

Bubble Bonanza!

Grade 2-5
Angelina Carpenter
Engineer all types of bubble wands! Using the Boston Museum of Science, Engineering Adventures curriculum, campers will learn how bubbles behave, how to investigate different materials, and how to use the engineering design process to build different wands. The week will end with a Bubble Bonanza Showcase of student designs!
Dates: Week 1 (June 10-14)  
Half-Day Afternoon: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM   
Cost:  $195 per session
Minimum: 6 students

Summer Strings Program

Grades 1–8
Stefani Torode
Expand your knowledge of violin, viola, or cello this June with Summer Strings Director, Stefani Torode. Designed for students with at least one year of previous study, Bancroft Summer Strings encourages an exploration of various styles of note-reading and improvisation. Students play music games, engage in a variety of ensembles and learn Suzuki repertoire. A special opportunity to be fully immersed in all types of strings music, Bancroft Summer Strings includes daily specials like contra dancing, show and tell performances of accomplishments, and guest teachers. Classes within the program are designed for small group instruction depending on participant numbers and class topic.
Dates: Week 1 (June 10-14)
Half-Day: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $195
Minimum: 10 participants/ Maximum: 20 participants
Option: Join afternoon Basketball Camp for an additional $50


Service Learning Camp

Grades 6–9
Emily Kent and Steve Kelley
Spend time helping others and making a difference! Learn about people in our greater Worcester community who need our help. Each day we will travel to a new location, and learn about organizations specializing in helping our community. We will work with children and elderly, care for animals, and participate in community gardening. Cost includes a donation to the organizations where we volunteer.
Dates: Week 2 (June 17-21)
Half-Day: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $250
Minimum: 10 participants/ Maximum: 13 participants


Counselor-In-Training

Grades 8–10 (Ages 13-15)
Abby Church
Our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is specifically designed for teens ages 13 to 15 who want to develop their leadership skills in working with children. Supervised by our Summer Program Director and Assistant Director, your teen will have the hands-on opportunity to assist group counselors, teach activities, and plan special events. Four CITs are admitted each week and rotate through our activities with Explorers and Juniors. While the CIT program does not guarantee a counselor position in future years, it will help the participant determine where their interests lie. Admitting only four CIT participants each week allows for a high level of leadership development and interaction with activity directors. Interested applicants should contact Carrie Whitney, cwhitney@bancroftschool.org,  for an application and to set up a personal interview.
Dates: Week 3 (June 24-28) | Week 5 (July 8-12) | Week 6 (July 15-19) | Week 7 (July 22-28) | Week 8 (July 29- Aug 2)
Full-Day: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $150 per session


LEGO Robotics

Grades 4–8
Kevin Briggs
Join technology teacher and FLL Robotics Coach, Kevin Briggs, and use LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robotics to solve local Worcester themed challenges. How will the traffic get to Pawsox Stadium through Kelley Square? Is there are more efficient city trash removal system? Can you program robots to launch sailboats into Lake Quinsigamond? Venture to Worcester eating establishments for lunch. Spend the afternoon building, creating, and designing in the Bancroft MakerSpace working on solutions for your Worcester challenge. Designed for all levels of robotic programming.
Dates: Week 2 (June 18-22)
Full-Day: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  *no Extended Day available
Cost: $425
Minimum: 8 participants/ Maximum: 14 participants


Drone Camp - Ultimate Drone Obstacle Course

Grades 3-5
Drobots Company Instructors
Ultimate Drone Obstacle Course is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.
Dates: Week 8 (July 29-Aug 2)
Full-Day: 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $425
Minimum: 8 participants/ Maximum: 16 participants


Drone Camp - Junior Drone Pilots

Grades 1-2
Drobots Company Instructors
Junior Drone Pilots is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market, including the Parrot™ drones for enhanced safety and most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots’ pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as: Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, Duck-Duck-Drone, and more. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.
Dates: Week 8 (July 29-Aug 2)
Full-Day: 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $425
Minimum: 8 participants/ Maximum: 16 participants

 

Drone Camp - Delivery Drones: Earth to Mars

Grades 3-5
Drobots Company Instructors
Delivery Drones will open the creative minds of participants as campers take on top secret missions that calls for them to perform drone pickups and deliveries. Campers begin the week learning basic flight maneuvers and how to use their drone grabbers strategically to deliver supplies and materials to launch pads. The building and creating continues to deliver the building blocks in space. Within their Flight Squads, campers continue the journey using Solar System Shuttles to conquer missions such as: Asteroids Evasion and Solar Panel Transport. Participants will storyboard their own delivery missions while other student Space Pirates attempt to outsmart them using drones to locate and intercept the package before the colony on Mars may be built. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.
Dates: Week 9 (August 5-9)
Full-Day: 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $425
Minimum: 8 participants/ Maximum: 16 participants


Drone Camp - Ultimate Drone Racing and Obstacle Course

Grades 6-8
Drobots Company Instructors
Drone Racing is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying are included in this program.
Dates: Week 9 (August 5-9)
Full-Day: 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $425
Minimum: 8 participants / Maximum: 16 participants


Global Explorers – Morning Only

Grab your passport! Discover different parts of the world each day through art, dance, crafts, stories, and games (both indoor and outdoor).  Learn about new places and how other people live. Compare your family traditions with customs and traditions from around the world! 

Dates: Week 9 (Aug 5-9)
Half-Day: 9:00AM- 12:00PM *Afternoon Young Artists program available 
Cost: $180
Minimum: 8 students

 

Young Artists – Afternoon Only

Do you love to paint and create? Enjoy a week full of artistic expression with a STEAM focus!
Experiment with a wide variety of art materials and have fun getting a little messy! Possibilities include creating a pendulum and then using it to create a unique piece of art or engineering and designing a flying kite. Explore new ways to construct dreamcatchers or marbled-paper notebooks - a new project each day!|
Dates: Week 9 (Aug 5-9)
Half-Day: 1:00AM- 4:00PM *Morning Global Explorer program available
Cost: $180
Minimum: 8 students


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